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Fri. 1:49 p.m.: Man sentenced to prison over fake airport bomb threat

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man who called in a bomb threat to an airport so he wouldn't miss his flight has been sentenced to four months in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 40-year-old Dana Carter, of Dayton, was sentenced Thursday for his calls to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky ...

Fri. 11:30 a.m.: Rep. Ryan supports legalizing pot

U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, supports legalizing marijuana. He is co-sponsor to a bill, the Marijuana Justice Act of 2018, that would, in part, eliminate federal penalties for possessing and consuming marijuana and remove the schedule I designation from the the plant. The bill would ...

Fri. 9:27 a.m.: Ohio’s unemployment rate increases in June

COLUMBUS (AP) — State officials say Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has increased from May to June. The state's unemployment rate rose from 4.3 percent in May to 4.5 percent last month. The rate stood at 5.1 percent in June 2017. The national rate was 4 percent in June, up ...

UPDATE: Fri. 9:23 a.m.: Two more bodies recovered after boat sinks

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say divers have found two more bodies after a duck boat carrying tourists capsized in southwest Missouri, bringing the death toll to 13. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Pace says four others remain missing this morning after the accident on Table ...

Fri. 8:53 a.m.: Democrats wrestle with election-year message on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheered on by a handful of activists, liberal House Democrats announced outside the Capitol that they were forming a caucus to push for "Medicare for All" — shorthand for government-financed health care. At the same time Thursday, Democratic senators were introducing a ...

Fri. 8:37 a.m.: Death toll rises in capsizing of Missouri duck boat

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — At least 11 people, including children, died after a boat carrying tourists capsized and sank on a lake during a thunderstorm in a country music mecca in southwest Missouri, the sheriff said. The Stone County Sheriff's office said early this morning that six people ...

Fri. 8:26 a.m.: Trump ready to hit all Chinese imports with tariffs

President Donald Trump has indicated that he's willing to hit every product imported from China with tariffs, sending U.S. markets sliding before the opening bell this morning. In a taped interview with the business channel CNBC, Trump said "I'm willing to go to 500," referring roughly to the ...

Thu. 9:34 a.m.: EU preparing to hit back if US puts tariffs on car imports

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says today it is already preparing measures to retaliate against the United States if President Donald Trump puts tariffs on imported cars and auto parts. The auto industry is a big employer and exporter in Europe, and the new tariffs could hit the region ...

Thu. 8:55 a.m.: Injuries reported in blast a Pennsylvania Army depot

LETTERKENNY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an explosion at an Army depot in Pennsylvania has left some workers injured. Letterkenny Army Depot officials say the blast occurred around 7:15 a.m. today. They posted on social media that the "incident is contained" and won't affect depot operations ...

Thu. 8:49 a.m.: Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation bill

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation today that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but which critics warn sidelines minorities. The government says the bill, passed in the early morning hours, will merely enshrine into ...

Thu. 8:36 a.m.: Putin chides Trump’s opponents, calls summit a success

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin today called his first summit with President Donald Trump a success — but warned that Trump's opponents in the U.S. are hampering any progress on what they discussed, such as limiting their nuclear arsenals or ending the Syrian war. In his ...

Thu. 8:30 a.m.: Ohio legislative leaders, farmers: Cancel Kasich algae order

COLUMBUS — Farmers and state lawmakers are urging Republican Gov. John Kasich to rescind last week's executive order intensifying Ohio's efforts to fight toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie. WCMH-TV reports that House Speaker Ryan Smith, a fellow Republican, said Wednesday he's disappointed ...

Wed. 3:45 p.m.: Warren employee accused of stealing lawn mower fired

WARREN - A city employee accused of stealing a lawn mower from city storage has been fired. But, in an agreement signed today, the date of Dennis Griffing's termination shall coincide with the date of his conviction, if any, in connection to a criminal case against him in Warren Municipal ...

Wed. 11:10 a.m.: Ohio executes killer of man met in bar in 1985

LUCASVILLE — Ohio has put to death a killer sentenced to die for stabbing and dismembering a man he met in a bar in 1985. The execution of Robert Van Hook by lethal injection was carried out this morning at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. The time of death was 10:44 ...

Wed. 8:32 a.m.: US pastor denied release in latest trial hearing in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A court in western Turkey today again denied a request for the release from custody of a U.S.-based pastor who is on trial on charges of aiding terror groups and engaging espionage. Andrew Craig Brunson, a 50-year-old evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North ...

Wed. 8:19 a.m.: Ohio prison staff set to execute convicted killer this morning

LUCASVILLE (AP) — Ohio is set to put a condemned killer to death at 10 a.m. today for a three-decades-old fatal stabbing in what would be the state's first execution in several months. Robert Van Hook was sentenced to die for fatally strangling and stabbing David Self after picking him up in ...

Tues. 7 p.m.: Lordstown power plant completes ‘first fire’

LORDSTOWN - A test run of the $890 million Lordstown Energy Center was completed Monday night, and the plant is on track for a September or October opening. Eric Stasiowski, spokesman for Lordstown Energy Center, said the testing began Thursday and ended Monday night. William Siderewicz, ...

Tues. 11:45 a.m.: Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor’s sexual misconduct

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four former wrestlers say in a lawsuit that Ohio State University officials ignored repeated complaints about a now-dead team doctor and failed to stop his "rampant sexual misconduct" that went on nearly two decades. The lawsuit describes Richard Strauss, who killed ...